North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association
ProStart® is a nationwide, two-year school-to-career program for high school students that develops the best and brightest talent into tomorrow’s industry leaders. From culinary techniques to management skills, ProStart’s industry-driven curriculum provides real-world educational opportunities and builds practical skills. NC ProStart reaches over 1,500 students in 48 schools. Nationwide, ProStart reaches over 118,000 students in all 50 states.
The North Carolina ProStart Invitational (NCPI) is a high school competition focused on restaurant management and culinary arts. Student competitors put their skills to the test in front of industry leaders, family and friends – all with an eye on scholarships to pursue further industry education. The top three ranking teams from the culinary and management competition are awarded medals and generous educational scholarships to help further their careers in the restaurant and foodservice industry. These top teams also receive a team trophy for display in their high school and the number one team will represent North Carolina at the National ProStart Invitational®.
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